Chambers & Partners 2017
What the team is known for Has experience working for high-profile international clients in the energy, food and beverage and technology sectors. Advises on M&A, asset deals, corporate compliance and contractual mandates.
Yannis Kelemenis is managing partner of the firm and advises key clients on strategic corporate and M&A issues.
What the team is known for Enters the rankings this year as a result of positive market feedback. Noted employment team handling matters on behalf of employers across a range of sectors. Advises on issues such as collective redundancies, employment contracts and transfers of business. Regularly instructed on various employment disputes, including proceedings before the Greek Supreme Court.
Strengths Interviewees praise the team’s availability. “We have the best working relationship!” enthuses a pleased client. “They have a very commercial approach and they always deliver on time. They’re always there when we need them.”
Work highlights Represented GE Power in a Supreme Court litigation concerning a EUR1.1 million claim made by a former employee.
Assisted Sunpower with the termination of an employee in a senior management position at its Greek subsidiary.
Yannis Kelemenis is a key contact for clients.
Basic facts about the department
– Head of department: Yannis Kelemenis
What the team is known for Respected energy team with a wide-ranging client base comprising key international energy players and state bodies. Offers notable expertise in regulatory, project financing and litigation matters. Known for having significant cross-border capability.
Strengths Clients appreciate the lawyers’ pragmatic approach. They say that the team is “very good,” offering “practical and considered advice” within “an excellent response time.” Another client states: “I feel safe working with them.”
Work highlights Assisted GE with regulatory issues related to its operations in Greece and general corporate and commercial matters.
Advised ADMIE, Independent Power Transmission Operator, on regulatory issues as well as significant litigation cases.
Head of department Yannis Kelemenis is a “very commercially aware” and “practical” lawyer with a strong regulatory focus. He is frequently engaged by the Greek state as well as privately owned companies on energy issues. “He’s expert and reliable,” comments one source.